Types of Grants
The Foundation awards three types of grants -- Single Year Grants, Trilogy Grants and Scholarship Fund Grants.
Single Year Grants are for a single fiscal year and may be up to $7500.
Trilogy Grants are three year grants which award the grantee $7500 per year for three consecutive years. Only organizations that have received at least two Single Year grant awards from the Foundation are eligible to apply for a Trilogy Grant. Only four Trilogy Grants will be awarded each year. An organization that is awarded a Trilogy Grant will be expected to provide yearly reporting feedback and will be required to take one year off at the conclusion of the grant. Unsuccessful applicants for the Trilogy Grant will be automatically considered for a Single Year Grant.
Scholarship Fund Grants are single year grants of up to $2500 to assist arts education organizations in starting/maintaining scholarship funds to make their programs more accessible to students. These Scholarship Fund Grants have a shorter application as well as a briefer reporting form. THESE ARE NOT SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS FOR INDIVIDUALS.
Grant Application Process
The Foundation has one grant cycle per fiscal year for all grants. Grants are awarded on or around January 31st each year. Applications must be postmarked by October 1st of the previous year to be considered for the grant cycle. During the 2017-2018 fiscal year the Foundation will be accepting applications for Single Year Grants, Scholarship Fund Grants and the Trilogy Grants.
For example, the key dates for the upcoming grant cycle are as follows:
- Complete applications postmarked by October 1, 2017
- Site Visits during October 2017 to January 2018
- Grants awarded end of January 2018.
The dates for the subsequent full grant cycle are:
- Complete applications postmarked by October 1, 2018
- Site Visits during October 2018 to January 2019
- Grants awarded end of January 2019.
Click here for application information.